3pm: All seven amendments at the meeting were passed unanimously, paving the way for Jindal to own up to 53 per cent of the company. There was an emotional outbreak from a shareholder who demanded to know when workers would next be paid. Mr Jagatramka said he believed he had already answered that question but would make a statement in the next couple of days.
2.37pm Mr Jagatramka has addressed nearly 200 shareholders present at the meeting. He told them he had worked tirelessly since taking over the mines in 2004. He said he loved the Illawarra, and considered it his home. He told shareholders he had done "everything he could" to prevent the company's current position but said the "only solution" was for Jindal to become the majority shareholder. He also thanked Jindal for its commitment. Mr Jagatramka apologised again to workers for the situation in recent weeks where workers have not been paid. He also paid tribute to the Hawks, stating: "I only wish and hope the company continues to support them for eternity." He wrapped up by saying: "The future will be what it will be and fretting about it will only make it more likely to become true so just remain positive and remain happy." Shareholders are now voting on the deal.
2.15pm The meeting is about to start.
2.02pm Mr Jagatramka, and his wife Mona, are now greeting shareholders in the meeting room, shaking hands with various shareholders. There will be a slight delay to the meeting kicking off as they try to check in the nearly 200 shareholders in attendance. Other key board members and company figures are also at the meeting.
1.55pm Mr Jagatramka has just pulled up in his Bentley.
1.51pm Dozens of miners and shareholders now coming into the meeting. Mr Jagatramka is yet to arrive.
1.45pm Gujarat NRE miners have started to arrive at this afternoon's shareholders meeting, which will determine whether Indian steel giant Jindal will become the new owner of the troubled company. Several miners appeared worried but hopeful the deal would be given the green light. One miner told the Mercury: "we're thinking the worst, but hoping for the best." Gujarat chairman Arun Jagatramka is set to front this afternoon's meeting and is expected to make a statement afterward.